FOOD & DRINK

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Food Cleanse Frenzy

Look beyond juice for a well-rounded detox by Beaming Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Beaming Just four years ago, Lisa Odenweller decided to launch her organic superfood café, Beaming, in San Diego, with the goal of helping people realize...

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Modern Mediterranean

A Taste of Cyprus lands on Broadway Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Acuna-Hansen Cyprus’s Loss is The Westside’s Gain. Hospitality industry vet Carolos Tomazos rose through the restaurant ranks among the culinary elite while mana...

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Community Amore

For decades, Fritto Misto has served up tasty Italian specialties to the South Bay in a simple and convivial atmosphere Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Robert Kerr grew up in Napa in the 1960s— then a small town where he and hi...

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Baja Moment

Born from south-of-the-border surf trips and frequent stops for fresh, local street-style food along the beautiful Baja peninsula, SOL Cocina Playa Vista brings wood-grilled tacos, just-caught seafood and other fare one imagines cooking over a driftwoo...

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Asian Inspiration

A traditional taste of Kyoto welcomes diners at Tempura Endo Written by Michelle Lyn | Photography by Kani Hahn Alantern-lit stone pavement walkway delivers guests to the entrance of Tempura Endo, where the delicate fragrance of Japanese incense wafts ...

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Novel Dining On Wilshire...

A culinary melting pot, Maru’s menu appeals to every palate Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of MARU Part French, part Japanese, Santa Monica resto Maru also has a dash of prime steakhouse offerings, an omakase program and a sprinkle of Ko...

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Select Beer Bottle Shop...

A perfectly civilized place to enjoy a fresh pint or pick up an exotic six-pack Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason What does a dedicated home brewer do when he wants to bring the best of today’s breweries to the masses? Open a nei...

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Inside Scoop

Abbot Kinney sweet spot Salt & Straw churns out an eclectic selection of gourmet ice cream Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos courtesy of Salt & Straw Iconic scoop shop Salt & Straw is elevating the Westside’s ice cream scene with its ...

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Southern Italy Beckons

Wine and dine your way through the boot at LA’s Sotto Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Sotto As a child, chef Steve Samson would spend summers in Italy, visiting family and discovering rustic Italian food as a means of connecting to one an...

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Your Daily Krust

Creatively spun classics, fresh from the oven, make their debut at Redondo Beach’s newest hometown bakery Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Redondo Beach newcomer Krust harkens sweetly back to a time when you could swing by the t...

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K-Town Heads West

Chef-driven Korean barbecue finds a home at Culver City’s Hanjip Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Hanjip Inspired by the success of Kogi (the Korean/Latin food truck sensation), innovative chef Chris Oh, thought, “People love Korean food,...

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Belgian Delight

Bruxie puts a gourmet twist on a breakfast classic Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos Courtesy of Bruxie Whoever said waffles were only for breakfast? Always seeking to break the traditional waffle mold, Bruxie serves up inventive iterations of this...